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overdose on (something)

To experience an extreme, life-threatening physical reaction to too large or too many doses of some drug, especially heroin, opioids, cocaine, or amphetamines. I thought I was overdosing on my medication when I started losing consciousness like that. My brother eventually overdosed on morphine after getting addicted to it following his surgery.
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overdose with (something)

1. To experience an extreme, life-threatening physical reaction to an excessive size or amount of doses of some drug, especially heroin, opioids, cocaine, or amphetamines. My brother eventually overdosed with morphine after getting addicted to it following his surgery. A lot of people don't even think about the possibility of overdosing with over-the-counter pain killers.
2. To cause someone else to experience such a reaction by administering a drug to them. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "overdose" and "with." He lost consciousness because the nurse overdosed him with the medication.
3. To ingest an excessive amount something, especially to the point of discomfort or displeasure. Usually used jocularly or lightheartedly. I don't feel so good—I think I overdosed with chocolate! We felt like we had overdosed with salt after eating so many potato chips.
4. To give or apply an excessive amount of something to someone or something, especially to the point of discomfort or displeasure. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "overdose" and "with." My mom always overdoses us with chocolate chip cookies whenever we come home for the holidays. Don't overdose the sauce with pepper this time!
See also: overdose

overdose (someone) (on something)

 and overdose someone with something
to give someone too much of some substance, usually a drug. The police say he overdosed on heroine. Sam overdosed his sister on the cough medicine. She overdosed herself with aspirin.
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"It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications."
It does not have an effect on people who are not overdosing on opioids.
Naperville police officer Jason Duffy has revived overdosing opioid users several times and, in the process, won a few Lifesaving Awards -- but it's still not quite routine.
In 2015, the majority of overdose death rates among male and female teens were unintentional, however, young girls were more than twice as likely to commit suicide through overdosing, the CDC said.
Seven people died in New York City between Friday and Sunday after overdosing on a variety of drugs, according to media reports.